Myspace, Facebook and Twitter

I just figured out my problem with Myspace, Twitter and Facebook.  They’re B-O-R-I-N-G.  To me, that is.  Others obviously feel differently.  Yep, I’m on all three.  I had good intentions when I started.  With Myspace, I thought it’d be a good way to connect with writers and readers.  Can’t say…

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Forget About It, Wish, and Guilty

I never write book reviews, mostly because I’m not qualified and partly because as a writer, I don’t feel it’s my place to criticize the work of other writers.  I’ll leave that to the professional critics.   However, as a reader, I do feel qualified to share books that I…

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Your Dirty Book?

“I can’t wait to read your dirty book.”  This is what a woman said to me a couple of days ago.  As if that wasn’t enough of an insult, she said it while I was working behind the Starbucks counter and in front of my fellow partners and other customers. …

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A Day in the Life

I wonder, quite often actually, if I am simply lazy.  Why don’t I accomplish more in any given day?  It’s 10:21 a.m. on a Thursday in March.  I’ve been up for at least four hours and what have I done to further my writing career?   First and most importantly,…

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Everybody’s an Expert

Every time I watch Oprah I get pissed off.  Not necessarily about her or because of her.  Mostly, it’s about her guests, the guests she chooses for her show.   Today, she had the comic Steve Harvey on to talk about his relationship advice book, which I am sure is…

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SEX SELLS — OR DOES IT?

How much sex is too much?    Don’t get excited.  I’m talking about fiction.   I’ve been thrown for a loop lately, wondering how much I’m limiting my reading audience because there are love scenes in my latest release, A MONTH FROM MIAMI.  This morning, a local shopkeeper made a…

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The Professional Writer

Okay, don’t laugh.  I’ve had three romantic comedies published in the last seven years, but I discovered something along the way.  As I struggled recently to become a more “professional” writer and to take my writing career more seriously, I realized I always took the actual writing seriously.  What I…

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Panic in the Streets

Freaking out as much as I ever do, I discovered whatever I did when I set up my blog appears to have taken over my entire web site!  So when you search on the internet for www.barbmeyers.com, what comes up is my first blog (The Intimidation Factor) and only the…

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